These images are from a project called In My Skin about young people under 25 in the UK who are challenging their body image.
I am looking at those who have had or are considering having cosmetic surgery in order to become more acceptable to themselves and achieve their ideal of being "beautiful."
Social consensus in Western society today is particularly focused on physical beauty and achieving and maintaining the "perfect" face and body.
Intertwined with this I am also documenting body dysmorphia as young people try to conform to this social expectation, resulting in eating disorders and body transformation.
Lastly, I am documenting transgenderism and the struggle young people have to live within a body they were born into but have no affiliation with.
— Michelle Sank
Russian photographer philosopher Evgeny Molodtsov connects the dots of our fragile planetary existence in unusual ways.
"We have marched from Selma, but 50 years later, where are we now?" Turning a contemporary lens onto the issues of racial inequality that divided the United States in the '60s and have recently come back into the public eye.
creates portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscape images using the wet collodion process, an historic photographic technique which involves using a large format camera, glass plates, and hand-mixing all of the necessary chemicals for each and every exposure. Winner 3rd Prize, Portfolio Category, 2011 LensCulture Exposure Awards.